7 Places to see Winter Illuminations and Festive Light Shows near Wakefield this Christmas
Christmas is always magical, but here are a few winter illuminations and festive light shows planned within easy reach of Wakefield to help us make Christmas 2023 that bit more special!
Early booking advised for all the below.
Light Up Wakefield
17th – 26th November 2023 (Various dates & events)
Welcome the festive season with a spectacular programme of sound and light events and free family-friendly activities across the Wakefield district this autumn! Christmas lights, choirs, street entertainment, festive food and drink, and so much more.
Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN
Stockeld Park Photograph by Richard Walker – www.imagenorth.net
Rufford Abbey Country Park, Spectacle of Light
3rd – 20th November 2022
Follow the illuminations along the magical trail around Rufford’s grounds with Alice in Wonderland characters. See the garden of Glowing Spheres, the Kaleidoscope of Colour and the flickering Field of Fire! Also a chance to explore the Adventure Play Ground by night!
Rufford Abbey Country Park, Ollerton, NG22 9DF
Winter Illuminations at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
17th November 2023 – 14th January 2024 (Various dates)
Explore a magical and immersive festival of light with ‘Winter Illuminations’ at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Featuring over 2,400 metres of illuminated trails filled with awe inspiring giant lanterns themed to animals, mystical beasts, fantasy creatures and much more.
Hurst Lane, Auckley, Doncaster DN9 3QY
RHS Garden Harlow Carr – GLOW
22nd November – 30th December 2023
Enjoy a magical adventure at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate, discovering spectacular light displays along your way. See iconic features such as Streamside, the Queen Mother’s Lake, Winter Walk, Doric Columns and Kitchen Garden glow with dazzling colours.
Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate HG3 1QB
Wollaton Hall Illumination Trail
1st December 2023 – 1st January 2024
As twilight descends this December, Christmas at Wollaton takes over the Hall and Gardens, transforming the grounds into a magical wonderland with a brand new illuminated light trial set once again to delight visitors of all ages.
Awe inspiring illuminations and installations will thrill the senses, transporting guests to an enchanting world of light and colour.
Wollaton Park, Nottingham, NG8 2AE
For ideas of places to see Santa in and around Wakefield click HERE.
For local light displays in and around Wakefield click HERE